26 Nov – Winwyn Marquez is both elated and nervous that her movie, "Nelia" made it as one of the eight entries of the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival.
The actress, who was asked about the film making it for this year's event, stated that she is honoured that the film will be competing against other great contenders like "A Hard Day" and "Kung Maupay Man It Panahon" ("Whether the Weather is Fine").
"I'm honored because there are also Charo Santos, Daniel Padilla, Kim Chiu, John Arcilla and others at the film fest but I'm also scared because of the box office," she said.
In "Nelia", Winwyn plays the titular role, a nurse who is at the centre of mysterious incidents happening at a hospital where she works. The movie co-stars veteran actor Raymund Bagatsing and directed by Lester Dimaranan.
As to whether she could win Best Actress this year, Winwyn laughed and said that even her father Joey Marquez didn't think she could best the great Charo Santos.
Aside from "Nelia", other films that have been selected for this year's Metro Manila Film Festival are:
"A Hard Day" directed by Law Fajardo and starring Dingdong Dantes and John Arcilla
"Big Night" directed by Jun Robles Lana starring Christian Bables and John Arcilla
"Huling Ulan sa Tag-araw" directed by Louie Ignacio starring Rita Daniela and Ken Chan
"Love at First Stream" directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina starring Kaori Oinuma, Jeremiah Lisbo, Daniela Stranner and Anthony Jennings
"The Exorcism of My Siszums" directed by Fifth Solomon with siblings Toni and Alex Gonzaga.
"Kun Maupay Man it Panahon" directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad and starring Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla and Rans Rifol
"Huwag Kang Lalabas" directed by Louie Ignacio starring Kim Chiu, Jameson Blake and Aiko Melendez.
The 2021 MMFF will be held from 25 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.